TCRC, Alstom Reach Tentative Agreement for GO TrainsWritten by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and Alstom, operator of GO Transit regional/commuter rail service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, have reached a tentative agreement for more than 850 train operators, mechanics, on-board customer service representatives, warehouse personnel, maintenance workers and laborers.
TCRC on May 18 reported that agreement details would be withheld from the public until union members have a chance to review them. Voting for ratification is expected to begin this week (week of May 21).
A division of Metrolinx, GO Transit train service has been operated under contract by Alstom since January 2021, when the rolling stock, services and maintenance provider acquired Bombardier Transportation.
“I would like to thank our members for their patience and support throughout this process,” said Gregory Vaughan, TCRC General Chairman for GO Transit workers. “I would also like to salute the bargaining committee for working long hours on this, as well as the provincial mediator who helped us reach a negotiated settlement. I encourage our members to attend the information meetings, ask questions, and vote on this important agreement.”